BOSTON (AP) - State lawmakers have approved legislation making it a felony to secretly take photographs of other people's "intimate" parts. The legislature fast-tracked a measure on the issue a day after Massachusetts' highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female passengers riding the Boston subway hadn't violated state law.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to life behind bars in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend only hours after she celebrated her 25th birthday. The (Springfield) Republican reports Jose Santiago didn't dispute killing Jessica Rojas but claimed he didn't have the legal intent necessary for a guilty verdict because he was drunk at the time.
BOSTON (AP) - A measure authorizing $13 billion in capital spending on transportation needs over five years has cleared the Massachusetts Senate. The bill includes $1.5 billion to fund local road and bridge projects and $2.3 billion for South Coast rail improvements.
BOSTON (AP) - Two female fans were hurt last night after the Boston Bruins' game at TD Garden. Authorities say the women suffered minor injuries when a pole holding up protective netting behind a goal fell on them. What caused the netting and pole to fall remains unclear.
BOSTON (AP) - Berklee College of Music has honored entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte with an honorary degree of music. Belafonte's life of music was the inspiration for a performance last night by Berklee students and faculty, from the "Banana Boat Song" to "We Are the World."
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